A Labour MP has urged the Metropolitan Police to look into Maria Miller's expenses claims following yesterday's report from the parliamentary standards watchdog.
In a letter to Scotland Yard, Thomas Docherty points out that the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards said the Culture Secretary overclaimed by more than £40,000, but a committee of MPs reached a figure of £5,800, the sum which Mrs Miller has agreed to repay.
"Given the widely differing conclusions of the Commission and the Committee...I believe this matter warrants further investigation," Mr Docherty writes.
Maria Miller handed in her resignation today, saying the row over her expenses had become 'an enormous distraction'.
It is possible that the Chancellor had come to a different conclusion from the PM as to which way the Maria Miller crisis was going.
The son of a Pakistani immigrant, the newly-appointed Culture Secretary has been tipped by some as a future Conservative leader.